After two years of construction, the Ceylon Apartments, a six-story luxury apartment and retail building is opening its doors.
In conjunction with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Ceylon Apartments will host a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion on Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m.
Those in attendance can stay and join Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger for Spanish Tapas provided by Barcelona, cocktails, live music and tours of the building’s model units.
“Joining the Clayton community is an exciting opportunity for Opus as we continue to expand our ties to the greater St. Louis market,” said Joe Downs, vice president of real estate development at Opus, developer of the 120-unit project at 25 N Central Ave said in a statement. “Downtown Clayton is a highly sought after location, known for its thriving employment hub, access to transit, and nearby dining and entertainment options. We’re pleased to move forward with this prime example of high density, urban core re-development, bringing an in-demand mix of luxury housing and retail to the area.”
The building features five stories of luxury residential units, including 120 residences in a variety of studio, alcove, one- and two-bedroom configurations, as well as two levels of underground parking. On the ground level, approximately 13,000 square feet of retail space will support the area’s thriving commerce activity.
The project’s elegant, modern and sustainable design will complement the city’s downtown business district and highly-trafficked “Restaurant Row” — a hub for dining and pedestrian activity.
“We are right in the heart of downtown Clayton and walkable from all these fantastic restaurants that Clayton has to offer,” said Deans Cervantes, assistant manager at Ceylon. “It’s also going to be a more intimate experience, more of a boutique feel than some of these bigger high rises that are going up.”
Adjacent to a variety of public transit options, the development will also feature amenities fit for an active, urban lifestyle, such as a Fitness On Demand studio, secure bike storage and a rooftop terrace overlooking Central Avenue complete with fire pit, grill, club and game rooms and a kitchenette, as well as Starbucks on Demand.
Rents range from $1,375 per month for a 510-square-foot studio to $4,900 per month for a 1,142-square-foot two bedroom apartment. Tenants have already started moving in and more will be in the coming months, according to Cervantes.
Located just south of Maryland Avenue, Ceylon is one of many mixed-use luxury apartment developments that have been approved in recent years, and the second to complete construction in the last few months.